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Statement of Work

Commercial Print

EN578-070405
2008-02-28
Page 30
RFSA

A.2.3 Environmental Criteria for Printing Inks:

In order to reduce the environmental impact of its print publishing activities, the Government of Canada chooses to use inks that are considered environmentally friendly, containing vegetable oil-based materials. The printing inks used in contracts awarded under this Supply Arrangement will adhere to the following criteria for % of vegetable oils as well as the % of VOC within the ingredients composing the ink.

A.2.3.1 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Criteria:

The common VOC in a conventional lithographic printing ink is high-boiling aliphatic petroleum distillate. This distillate is used to dissolve the resins that will eventually bind to the substrate during printing. The amount of ink VOC that is released to the atmosphere depends on the process; heatset inks release 80% of their VOCs while sheetfed inks release only 5%. VOC in an environmentally friendlier ink would be below 18 wt% for sheetfed inks, below 30% for sheetfed varnishes, and below 40 wt% for heatset inks and heatset overprint varnishes.

A.2.5 Papers:

Whenever possible, the Government of Canada uses only paper stocks considered to be environmentally friendly. Selection of these papers is based on factors such as sustainable development, life-cycle management and/or forest management. For this Supply Arrangement, only papers from manufacturers certified under the Environmental Choice Program (ECP), or who are using fibre originating from a sustainably-managed forest certified to a third-party verified forest certification standard such as the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or the Canadian Standards Association Sustainable Forest Management Standard (CSA/SFMS) will be acceptable for completion of the work. Paper specifications for each project will be provided to bidders in the RFP during the process for selecting a Supplier. Should a RFP specify a paper brand name that does not meet the environmental criteria stated above, bidders will:

  1. so inform the contracting authority for the RFP
  2. suggest an alternative paper, having equivalent specifications, that meets the criteria. The RFP Contracting Authority will inform the Contractor in writing of their approval of the suggested alternative paper or of their decision not to change from the originally specified paper.

Envelopes

EN578-060033
2006-05-30
Page 12
RFSO

Envelopes Specifications:

Recycled Envelope Natural Kraft Paper - in 24 lb. or 32 lb. and *24 lb. Grey (item 11 only)

Events Management Services

EN578-092644
2010-03-24
Page 51
RFSO

A.3 Environmental Considerations

Invitations to, registration of, and correspondence with event participants are to be conducted electronically whenever possible.

All non-electronic correspondence and event supplies including reports, documents, invoices, name cards, place cards, banners, registration packages, brochures, handouts, and session notes should be certified as originating from a sustainable managed forest and/or with a minimum of 30% recycled content. Double-sided photocopying will be the default unless otherwise specified by the Project or Contracting Authority. Photocopied documents are to be in black and white format unless otherwise specified. The Contractor is encouraged to access the PWGSC Travel and Accommodation directory, which includes green rated hotels.

The Contractor is encouraged to use surplus assets and rented signage, at the request of the Project Authority, and whenever possible and reasonable to do so.

E-Waste (Surplus EEE Disposal)

E60SQ-080007/C
2009-07-10
Page 30 - 32, 34 - 40, 49
RFSO

Federal Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE)

Statement of Requirement

1. Introduction

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is responsible for developing creative and responsible green policies for planning, acquiring, using and disposing of federal assets on the behalf of the Government of Canada (GoC). The Treasury Board Directive on Disposal of Surplus Materiel require federal departments to dispose of their surplus assets through specific means optimizing both reuse and value for the Crown primarily through donation and resale activities respectively. Treasury Board rules do not define environmentally sound management as it relates to surplus assets at their end of life.

The acquisition of Electronic and Electrical Equipment make up a large proportion of overall federal procurement activities. This activity generates significant volumes of surplus as technology upgrades and equipment replacement are required over time. PWGSC is in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy for the disposal of Government of Canada EEE. A key element of the strategy implementation centers on establishing requirements for recyclers of the Government of Canada surplus EEE deemed inappropriate for reuse through donation or resale, to assure that this equipment is subject to environmentally sound management (ESM).

2. Background

It is increasingly important to assure that federal surplus EEE, also commonly referred to as "electronic waste", "e-waste" or "waste EEE", is processed and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. Globally, the management of e-waste has become a high profile issue, due in large part to the increasingly large quantities of e-waste generated each year, the hazardous substances that may be contained within, and the potential risks posed to human health and the environment if improperly managed. This is particularly true in developing countries where occupational health and safety and environmental requirements may not be as stringent as those in Canada.

The e-waste challenge has received increasing attention from governments, manufacturers, retailers, recyclers, environmentalists, and consumers. To date, five provinces in Canada have regulated manufacturers and first sellers to implement programs to collect and process specific types of e-waste, including computer equipment and televisions. In addition, large consumers of electronics such as the Government of Canada are taking leadership positions and are developing their own internal "green" policies and procedures governing the handling of surplus EEE destined for reuse, recycling or disposal operations.

3. Objective

PWGSC has developed a strategy in cooperation with other government departments that includes Environmentally Sound Management Criteria for Recyclers of Federal Surplus EEE. ESM is defined as a mechanism for ensuring that wastes, used and scrap Materiel are managed in a manner that conserves natural resources and minimizes risk to human health and the environment from the potential adverse effects that may result. ESM often implies the utilization of best management practices and continuous improvement and is a concept embraced throughout this Statement of Requirement (SOR).

4. Requirement

The Offeror must provide destruction and recycling services related to Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment in the manner defined herein for items stipulated in Appendix 1 to this SOR. The Standing Offer:

4.1. Does not include the surplus EEE as defined in Appendix 2.

4.2. Does not include refurbishment, repair, or resale of surplus EEE, or any parts or components thereof.

4.3. Will not typically include surplus EEE already eligible for inclusion under provincially regulated extended producer responsibility and product stewardship programs, where they may already exist, including but not limited to, those listed in Article 5.2. The GoC is not precluded from utilizing provincially regulated extended producer responsibility programs to dispose or recycle surplus EEE eligible for provincial recycling programs, where this represents best value for Canada.

4.4. May include residues generated from Government of Canada preliminary processing of surplus EEE.

5. Relevant Information

5.1 Laws and Regulations

The laws and regulations of Canada (federal, provincial, and municipal) as they relate to the Environment, Public Health and Safety, Labour and Dangerous and or Hazardous Wastes and their storage, transportation, and processing, are considered applicable to the Work stated herein and include, but are not limited to, the following:

Laws -

  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act
  • Environment Act
  • Hazardous Materials Information Review Act
  • Hazardous Products Act
  • Surplus Crown Assets Act
  • Transportation Act
  • The Weights and Measures Act

Regulations -

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Handling Regulations
  • Export and Import of Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Recyclable Materiel Regulation (EIHWHRMR)
  • Movement of Hazardous Wastes Regulation
  • Canadian Federal Inter-provincial Movement of Hazardous Wastes Regulation (IMHWR)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Regulations
  • Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Regulations

Where multiple, similar laws impact the services provided, for example both a provincial and federal law are in effect, the more rigorous law must take precedence.

Where processing may occur outside of Canada, processors must operate in accordance with all applicable local laws, regulations, and other requirements of the jurisdiction in which they operate.

5.2 Provincial Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship Programs

The services identified herein do not apply to surplus EEE that is eligible for inclusion under provincially regulated extended producer programs, such as, but not limited to those listed here:

Provincial Environmental Website Regulation Program
BC's Ministry of the Environment Recycling Regulation Electronics Stewardship BC (ESBC)
Alberta Environment Electronics Designation Regulation Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA)
Saskatchewan Environment Waste Electronic Equipment Regulation Saskatchewan Waste Electronics Equipment Program (SWEEP)
Nova Scotia's Department of Environment and Labour Electronic Product Stewardship Regulations Atlantic Canada Electronics Stewardship (ACES)

New programs will automatically apply to this list if approved under provincially or territorially regulated extended producer responsibility and product stewardship programs.

5.3 Computers for Schools

Regional and National Specifications on the requirements for donation to the Computers for Schools program can be found on the web-site.

8. Scope of Work

The Offeror must provide the expertise, labour, technology, transportation and administration to completely destroy and recycle Materiel and its associated packaging, consolidated at one or several locations in Canada, in an environmentally sound manner according to the specifications of this document. Services are required on an "as and when requested" basis at Federal Government of Canada (GoC) locations across Canada.

For ease, the scope of work has been divided into six (6) categories.

  1. Management Systems
  2. Transportation
  3. Receiving
  4. Storage
  5. Processing
  6. Downstream Management

8.1 Management Systems

8.1.1 The Offeror must be registered to, and maintain throughout the term of this Standing Offer, a nationally or internationally recognized environmental management certification, which meets or exceeds the following documentation requirements:

  • d) A corrective and preventative action system for identifying non-conformance to audit criteria and opportunities for improvement for all aspects of its business including but not limited to environmental, health and safety, operations, and contract performance. The system must include any audit findings from downstream vendor audits.
  • e) An Environmental Policy that includes procedures or programs for continuous improvement, training, reporting and management of environmental issues.
  • f) A Job description or designation of an employee responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of the Environmental Policy.

8.1.2 Downstream vendors of the Offeror, at a minimum, must fully have fully implemented and documented standard operating requirements including systems for facility environmental management and occupational health and safety as per Article 9, Operating Requirements.

8.2 Transportation

8.2.6 If broken Materiel must be transported, it must be manifested in accordance with all applicable regulations, including the federal Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materiel Regulation (EIHWHRMR), the Inter-provincial Movement of Hazardous Waste Regulation (IMHWR), and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation, and all other applicable provincial and territorial regulations.

8.5 Processing

8.5.5 Remove all packaging and re-use or recycle and provide full chain of custody information for each packaging stream to its Final Resting Place.

8.5.9 Shred or manually separate plastics to achieve maximum reuse according to documented process detailed in proposal. Plastics must be, in order of priority:

  1. separated into pure chemical streams for reuse as plastic; and/or
  2. separated into mixed streams for reuse as plastic; and/or
  3. separated into mixed streams to be used as additives into a different industrial process; and/or
  4. separated into mixed streams for energy recovery, either directly in a controlled process or indirectly though the production of fuel; and/or
  5. landfilled (only as a last resort).

9. Operating Requirements

9.1 The Offeror must maintain written policies and standard operating procedures (SOP) in place for the following:

  • r) Timely processing (recycling).

9.3 The Offeror must have an Environmental Policy with documented procedures and/or programs addressing the following:

  1. Training;
  2. Regulatory Compliance;
  3. Hazards Management;
  4. Storm Water Discharge;
  5. Waste Water Management;
  6. Air Emissions Testing;
  7. Federal National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting or international equivalent, as applicable;
  8. Closure Plan and associated financial assurances;
  9. Violation Notification Program;
  10. Emergency Response Plan;
  11. Fire Safety Plan;
  12. Incident Reporting and Corrective Action;
  13. Hazard Management Plan that include at minimum, lead, mercury, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, toners or inks, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), batteries, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) glass and miscellaneous chemicals;
  14. Continuous Improvement;
  15. List of all applicable environmental regulations that the Offeror must comply with.

10. Reporting Requirements

The Offeror must provide the following reports and documentation, in addition to all reports and documentation required.

10.1 For each shipment, the Offeror will provide to the Project Office:

  • Certificate of Recycling and Destruction for each shipment, which must include the date of destruction.

Annex "C" - Insurance Requirements

3. Environmental Impairment Liability Insurance

  1. The Contractor must obtain Contractors Pollution Liability insurance, and maintain it in force throughout the duration of the Contract, in an amount usual for a contract of this nature, but for not less than $5,000,000 per accident or occurrence and in the annual aggregate.
  2. If the policy is written on a claims-made basis, coverage must be in place for a period of at least 12 months after the completion or termination of the Contract.
  3. The Contractors Pollution Liability policy must include the following:
    1. Additional Insured: Canada is added as an additional insured, but only with respect to liability arising out of the Contractor's performance of the Contract. The interest of Canada as additional insured should read as follows: Canada represented by Public Works and Government Services Canada.
    2. Notice of Cancellation: The Insurer will endeavour to provide the Project Office thirty (30) days written notice of policy cancellation.
    3. Separation of Insureds: The policy must apply to each Insured in the same manner and to the same extent as if a separate policy had been issued to each.
    4. Contractual Liability: The policy must, on a blanket basis or by specific reference to the Contract, extend to assumed liabilities with respect to contractual provisions.
    5. Incidental Transit Extension: The policy must extend to losses arising from any waste, products or materials transported, shipped, or delivered via any transportation mode to a location beyond the boundaries of a site at which the Contractor or any entity for which the Contractor is legally liable is performing or has performed the operations described in the contract.

Furniture - Cabinets

E60PQ-070005
Date to be added
Pages 29, 31
RFSO

4.0 General Requirements

4.3 Recycled Material - Cabinets shall be manufactured utilizing a minimum of 25% recycled content of structural and/or non-structural steel.

5.0 Detailed Requirements

5.13 Metal Components - All metal components are to be finished using a low VOC emitting technology.

Government Cellular Services

EN869-103095/B
2010-09-02
Page 57, 78, 86, 88, 90
RFP

Annex D - Access to Crown Property for Telecommunications Services

3. Construction and Maintenance

3.2 Hazardous Materials

(a) The Contractor will not install or bring any hazardous substance or material onto the Property. If any hazardous materials are installed or brought into the Property by or on behalf of Contractor, then the Contractor must cause their removal within 24 hours. If the Contractor discovers, uncovers, disturbs, or otherwise reveals any existing hazardous materials within the Property, the Contractor must immediately stop any work in progress and report its findings to Canada within 24 hours. The Contractor must not conduct any further work in the reported Equipment Area without Canada's prior written approval.

9. Order Processing

9.1 General

9.1.2 The Contractor must accept Service Orders submitted by email or secure web site.

9.2 Secure Web Portal

9.2.1 The Contractor must provide a secure web portal (SWP) tool specifically for Canada. This SWP will be used for ordering devices, accessories, services and features.

9.2.4 The Contractor's SWP must include the following functions, at a minimum:

  1. Placing orders for new devices, services, and accessories;
  2. Placing orders to activate devices and features;
  3. Providing a rejection number (single or blanket orders) for orders that cannot be fulfilled;
  4. Providing the ability for the CTA/AA to enter a PWGSC authorization number or a Contractor's rejection number when placing orders (Secondary and Tertiary contractors only);
  5. Viewing and printing device user guides, if applicable;
  6. Viewing detailed coverage maps; and
  7. Viewing status of orders.

9.3 Email Ordering

9.3.1 The Contractor must provide a centralized email account that can be used for ordering products or services.

9.3.2 The Contractor must provide a standardized email template that must contain, at a minimum, the order information requirements for the SWP.

9.3.3 The Contractor must send an email order confirmation to the Authorized Administrator that displays all information regarding the submitted Service Order.

13. Invoicing and Call Detail Records

13.2 Electronic Invoice Detail Record

13.2.1 The Contractor must provide invoice detail records within 10 business days of the end of the billing period on a monthly basis, in electronic format (i.e. comma or tab delimited file format) via a secure web site, e-mail or CD, as determined by the CTA.

13.2.2 The Contractor must provide the CTA with notice of any format changes to the electronic invoice data file a minimum of 60 days prior to the implementation of said change.

14. Reports

14.5 Departmental management report

14.5.1 The Contractor must provide a monthly Departmental Management Report to each Client in an electronic format (in comma or tab delimited file format, MS Excel) on CD-ROM, by email or via access to a secure web site, as determined by each CTA.

14.6 Contract Summary Report

14.6.1 The Contractor must provide a monthly Contract Summary Report to the PWGSC Technical Authority and the Contracting Authority. This Report must be delivered in an electronic format (in comma or tab delimited file format, MS Excel) by email or access to a Contractor's maintained secure web site.

Government Managed Cabling Services

EN869-070180
2009-04-16
Page 71
Contract

2.1.1.7 The Contractor must take away from the site and recycle all scrap that was generated and fibre and copper cabling that was removed as a result of a Service Order. The Contractor must not remove other components (e.g. patch panels, enclosures, racks, etc.) unless either instructed to do so in the Service Order or in writing by the ITSB Service Manager.

2.1.1.8 The Contractor must remove and recycle all paper and cardboard packaging and encourage cable and hardware manufacturers to reduce and/or eliminate non-recyclable packaging.

Graphic Design

EN578-092643
2010-03-24
Pages 50, 51, 52
RFSO

A.9 Components of the Work and Components Return

  • All projects should be delivered in an environmentally responsible manner, to the fullest extent possible.

A.11.3 End-Product Considerations (Where Possible)

Where the Standing Offer / Supply Arrangement Holder is involved in the recommendation and/or specification of printing requirements, the standards described below will be adhered to.

  • The Government of Canada requires that vegetable-based inks be specified whenever possible.
  • The Government of Canada requires that paper stocks conforming to the following be specified whenever possible: The Government of Canada uses only paper stocks considered to be environmentally friendly. Selection of these papers is based on factors such as sustainable development, life-cycle management and/or forest management. For this Standing Offer/Supply Arrangement, papers from manufacturers certified under the Environmental Choice Program (ECP), or who are using fibre originating from a sustainably-managed forest certified to a third-party verified forest certification standard such as the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or the Canadian Standards Association Sustainable Forest Management Standard (CSA/SFMS) will be acceptable for completion of the work.

A.14 Environmental Considerations

All non-electronic correspondence and deliverables should be certified as originating from a sustainable managed forest and/or with a minimum of 30% recycled content and processed chlorine free, whenever possible. Double-sided photocopying will be the default unless otherwise specified by the Project or Contracting Authority. Photocopied documents are to be in black and white format unless otherwise specified.

The Standing Offer / Supply Arrangement Holder is encouraged to provide proofs for client review and approval either on-screen or by e-mail, CD, DVD or zip file, wherever possible.

Integrated Relocation Program

24062-070410
2009-04-29
Page 117
RFP

Annex "A" - Statement Of Requirement (SOR) for the Administration and Financial Management of the Integrated Relocation Program (IRP)

8.2 Deliverable Formats

c. Must be printed double-sided on Ecologo certified recycled paper or on paper with equivalent post-consumer recycled content, to the full extent to which it is procurable;

IT Hardware - Desktop

E60EJ-07000M
February 2008
Website: Terms and Conditions - Desktop and Workstation Technical Specifications
Annex A.1: Desktop and Workstation Technical Specifications
NMSO

1.0 Category 1.0D - Green Performance Desktop Microcomputer

The system is a high performance, dual core, 64-bit processor based PC with enhanced environmental attributes, low power consumption and low acoustical emissions. This PC is meant for common to advanced office automation tasks.

8.0 Environmental Stewardship

  1. In pursuit of the Canadian Federal Government's Sustainable Development Strategy policies on Green Procurement, system and monitor manufacturers must commit to a comprehensive, nationally recognised environmental standard for:
    1. The reduction or elimination of environmentally hazardous materials
    2. Design for reuse and recycle
    3. Energy efficiency
    4. End of Life Management for reuse and recycle
    5. Environmental stewardship in the manufacturing process
    6. Packaging
  2. Category 1.0D through 3.0D systems and all monitors must be certified through the Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT Silver level). The Offeror must include proof of certification and subsequent verification in their offer. Program information, registry and certification details are available at the following Web site: Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (www). In addition to the mandatory EPEAT Silver certification, the system must meet and be verified to meet a minimum of 14 out of 25 optional points for PCs and 13 optional points for monitors. Included in that optional criteria the OEM must comply and be verified for:

    4.7.2.2 Third-party certified environmental management system for design and manufacturing organizations.

  3. Category 1.0D through 3.0D systems and all monitors must be EnergyStar 4.0 certified and must appear on the Energy Star qualified list prior to bid closing (Energy Star Web site(www).
  4. Default and optional LCD displays must be TCO '03 certified. The exact make and model of the display offered must appear on the TCO Development Web site or the Offeror must supply a copy of the TCO certification certificate in their offer.
  5. For categories 1.0 through 3.0 the system manufacturer must include 80 Plus certified, high efficiency power supplies in their default offering.
  6. System and monitor manufacturers must be members in good standing of a recognized entity specifically established to address end-of-life electronics recycling and reuse in Canada. This entity must demonstrate an investment in environmental stewardship, and must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Note: An example of such a collective organization is, Electronics Product Stewardship Canada. Should the manufacturer/vendor wish to identify membership in a similar entity's or provide evidence of participation in a corporate or collective take-back/stewardship service they must do so during the RFSO question and answer period. The contract authority reserves the right to determine the level of applicability, hence compliance at that time.

  7. Category 4.0D workstations must be certified RoHS (the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) compliant.

IT Hardware - Notebook

E60EJ-07000
February 2008
Website: Terms and Conditions - Notebook Technical Specifications
Annex A.2: Notebook Technical Specifications
NMSO

9.0 Environmental Stewardship  - For Categories 1.0N to 3.0N

  1. In pursuit of the Canadian Federal Government's Sustainable Development Strategy policies on Green Procurement, the system manufacturer must commit to a comprehensive, nationally recognised environmental standard for:
    1. The reduction or elimination of environmentally hazardous materials
    2. Design for reuse and recycle
    3. Energy efficiency
    4. End of Life Management for reuse and recycle
    5. Environmental stewardship in the manufacturing process
    6. Packaging
  2. Systems must be certified through the Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT Silver level). Offerors must include proof of certification and subsequent verification in their offer. Program information, registry and certification details are available at the following Web site: Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (www).

    In addition to the mandatory EPEAT Silver certification, systems must meet and be verified to meet a minimum of 14 out of 25 optional points. Included in that optional criteria the OEM must comply and be verified for:

    1. 4.7.2.2 Third-party certified environmental management system for design and manufacturing organizations.
  3. Systems must be Energy Star 4.0 certified and must appear on the Energy Star qualified list prior to bid closing (Energy Star Web site(www). Where various versions of AC adapters are available, the Energy Star 4.0 compliant version must be supplied as the default.
  4. The system manufacturer must be a member in good standing of a recognized entity specifically established to address end-of-life electronics recycling and reuse in Canada. This entity must demonstrate an investment in environmental stewardship, and must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Note: An example of such a collective organization is, Electronics Product Stewardship Canada. Should the manufacturer/vendor wish to identify membership in a similar entity's or provide evidence of participation in a corporate or collective take-back/stewardship service they must do so during the RFSO question and answer period. The contract authority reserves the right to determine the level of applicability, hence compliance at that time.

IT Hardware - Server

E60EJ-07000M
February 2008
Website: Terms and Conditions - Server Technical Specifications
Annex A.3: Server Technical Specifications
NMSO

25.0 Environmental Stewardship

In pursuit of the Canadian Federal Government's Sustainable Development Strategy policies on Green Procurement, system manufacturers / OEMs must meet the following:

  1. RoHS Certified - Reduction in the hazardous materials entering electronic products. The components are, but not limited to the following minimum items: Case / Chassis, Motherboard / System board, Drive controller, Hard Disk Drives, Optical Disk Drives, Power Supplies
  2. Member of EPSC - Electronic Product Stewardship of Canada
  3. Must be an ISO 14001 certified manufacturer
  4. "Contributor Membership" level to The Green Grid (www)

Media Monitoring

EN578-112214
2011-07-11
Page 26, 41
RFSA

Annex "A" - Statement of Work

3. Scope and Tasks

3.1 Category 1: Monitoring of Canadian Print Media

3.1.1 Requirement

The Contractor must deliver or provide access to articles or article summaries via the Internet, FTP or e-mail. If electronic copies are not available, articles must be sent by fax. Summaries of articles must be in electronic format.

7. Environmental Considerations

All non-electronic correspondence and deliverables should be certified as originating from a sustainable managed forest and/or with a minimum of 30% recycled content and processed chlorine free, whenever possible. Double-sided photocopying will be the default unless otherwise specified by the Project or Contracting Authority. Photocopied documents are to be in black and white format unless otherwise specified.

Miscellaneous Office and Desk Supplies

E60PD-090001/F
2010-03-04
Page 22, 30
RFP

Annex "A" - Requirement

A.2.2 Pricing Basis B will be comprised of the green alternate products that are offered by the Offeror for the corresponding product numbers listed. The number of green alternate products offered will be up to each potential Offeror and do not need to be listed in any Offeror's published catalogue. Will be listed in the resulting Standing Offer document available for the Identified User to order (Refer Annex C.1, and C.1.2)

A.9 Catalogues
The 2010 hard copy catalogue must include an extensive range of items as well as the same type of goods from a choice of various original product manufacturers with a minimum of 3,000 stationery line items. All catalogues must include an index for easy product reference and identifiable logo for the green products listed in the catalogue.

Annex "C" - Item and Pricing Instructions used for Evaluation of Offers

C.1.2 Pricing Basis B Green Alternate Items, Excel Spreadsheet Annex C, C.2.2
Pricing Basis B items will not be part of the financial evaluation or selection methodology, but will be listed in the issued standing offer for the Identified Users to order.

  • a) Offerors are requested to offer a green alternate product to the item product number in column B and the product number description in columns C and D. The number of green alternate items offered will be at the discretion of the Offeror and there is no minimum or maximum number of items to be offered. The items do not need to be listed in the Offeror's hard copy catalogue, but the Offeror must be able to provide the product to the Identified Users when ordered.
  • b) All brands are acceptable (manufacturers and Offerors) as long as they are a green products and are the same in fit, form and function and are not the same product as indicated in column B.
  • e) For the green alternate items offered, the Offeror must provide a "Government Price per Unit of Measure" in column L, firm until February 28, 2011. The "Government Price per Unit of Measure" is requested to be a dollar value with a rounded up value of two decimal places.

Promotional Items

EN578-121124/A
2011-09-08
Page 18, 22
RFSA

A.2 Scope of Work and Services Required
The Government of Canada (GoC) is committed to greening its supply chain and has issued a policy directing federal departments and agencies to take the necessary steps to acquire products and services that have a lower impact on the environment than those traditionally acquired. As a result of new direction, the demand for green products may increase during the life of the supply arrangements.

A.4 Environmental Considerations
As part of Canada's policy directing federal departments and agencies to take the necessary steps to acquire products and services that have a lower impact on the environment than those traditionally acquired, suppliers should:

  • Reduce packaging;
  • have ISO 14001 certification;
  • have environmental management policies and practices that are geared towards continuous improvement
  • have a waste disposal program
  • have a disposal of defective products for the products that are considered defective or damaged

Preference should be made for:

  • Compliance with Forest Stewardship Council certification (FSC)
  • Compliance with Environmental Choice Program (ECP) - Ecologo program
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified
  • Biodegradable or compostable items (e.g., pens and cups made of corn starch);
  • Reusable and/or recyclable items (e.g., clothing, cloth bags, USB drives, mugs, water bottles, office supplies);
  • Items made using Alternative Energy sources (e.g., solar) or uses alternative energy sources in operation (i.e. not a plug or battery);
  • Recycled Content for plastic items, clothing;
  • Use of bio-based materials (e.g., bamboo clothing and bags, wood instead of plastic);
  • Organic Content (e.g., cotton);
  • Items made using renewable and sustainable resources (e.g. wood or paper products originating from a certified sustainable managed forest and/or certified as processed chlorine free);
  • Products that are "living" such as seed packets, tree seedlings, edibles;
  • Packaging of products that is minimal, reusable and/or recyclable; and end product components (e.g. Paper and materials) that are recyclable and/or reusable;
  • Reduced quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and solvents (e.g. highlighters, markers, etc.);
  • Use of vegetable-based inks;
  • Advise and educate clients about environmentally preferable promotional items.

Reprographics and Copying Services

EN578-060034
2007-09-17
Page 23
RFSO

2.2 Paper

The Government of Canada uses only paper stocks considered to be environmentally friendly. Selection of these papers is based on factors such as sustainable development, life-cycle management and/or forest management. For this standing offer, papers from manufacturers certified under the Environmental Choice Program (ECP), or who are using fibre originating from a sustainably-managed forest certified to a third-party verified forest certification standard such as the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or the Canadian Standards Association Sustainable Forest Management Standard (CSA/SFMS) will be acceptable for completion of the work.

2.2.1 Recycled Paper Option

As an optional replacement for the basic paper specified, a call-up may request a copy paper with 30% recycled post consumer content.

Storage Area Networks

E60EJ-07000S
2008-06-02
Web site: Terms and Conditions - Mass Storage NMSO (SAN)
NMSO

7. Delivery and Installation of Products

Installation of Storage System (last sentence)

All installations must include the removal and environmentally responsible disposal of all packaging material.